What happened on April 02, 2000
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
Bicycle Bonanza LULADEY B. TADESSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chaos Cheery JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Free Verse ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When The Reading Light Went On LT. COL. AL VAN CLEEF, Lt. Col. Al Van Cleef, 60, commander of the Salvation Army's Southern California division, which stretches from San Luis Obispo County through Orange County:
Having It All: Quality of Life Amid Expansion PHILIP ANGELIDES, This article is excerpted from a speech state Treasurer Philip Angelides delivered in Ventura at a recent conference on "smart growth."
Engineered Crops Yield Many Fears JIM CHURCHILL, Jim Churchill grows tangerines and avocados in Ojai
What Really Matters About Airports? Safety DONALD R. SEGNER, Donald R. Segner is a former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration who lives in Laguna Beach
A Win-Win Situation KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Safety Seems to Be the New Religion of the Millennium JENNY BIOCHE, Jenny Bioche of Newport Beach has three children and hosts "The Parent Rap" on Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m., on 88.9 FM KUCI
Iran Spurns U.S. Offers of Dialogue BRAD SHERMAN, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) serves on the International Relations Committee and is the author of the House Resolution dealing with Iran's treatment of Jews and other religious minorities
. . . Where Concerted Action Is Needed for Job Training MARIO MATUTE, Mario Matute is the director of the Pacoima Workforce Development Initiative of the Valley Economic Development Center. For more information on the initiative, call (818) 897-8485
Using Buying Power to Trigger Gun Reform MICHAEL FEUER, City Councilman Mike Feuer represents portions of the San Fernando Valley and the Westside
The Chosen GORDON A. CRAIG, Gordon A. Craig is the author of numerous histories, including most recently, "Politics and Culture in Modern Germany: Essays From the New York Review of Books."
American Beauty SARAH VOWELL, Sarah Vowell is the author, most recently, of "Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World" and "Radio On: A Listener's Diary."
Just So CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, Christopher Hitchens is the author of "The Elgin Marbles," "Prepared For the Worst" and "Blood, Class, and Nostalgia." He is a columnist for Vanity Fair
Safe Sex THOMAS MCGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of two novels, "Going to Patchogue" and "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov," which has just been reissued by Northwestern University Press
A Room of His Own VICTOR BROMBERT, Victor Brombert is the author of, most recently, "In Praise of Antiheroes: Figures and Themes in Modern European Literature 1830-1980." He is Henry Putnam university professor of romance and comparative literature emeritus at Princeton University
Why Bloomsbury Still Frightens Its British Critics REGINA MARLER, Regina Marler is the author of "Bloomsbury Pie: The Making of the Bloomsbury Industry" and is editor of "Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell."
American Beauty JOHN RECHY, John Rechy is the author of 12 novels, including "Marilyn's Daughter" and, most recently, "The Coming of the Night." He is the 1997 recipient of PEN USA/West's Lifetime Achievement Award
How About 'I Can't Believe How Great He Is'? Andy Borowitz, Andy Borowitz was the creator of the television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and is the author of "The Trillionaire Next Door."
A Last Gasp of the Emigre Old Guard Lisandro Perez, Lisandro Perez, a sociologist, is the director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, Miami's public university
The Incivility of L.A. Government Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Welfare, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles
By Focusing Now, Clinton Can Renegotiate ABM Treaty Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Goldgeier and James M. Lindsay, Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay are senior fellows at the Brookings Institution. James M. Goldgeier is an associate professor at George Washington University
You've Come a Long Way, Baby Ilene Beckerman, Ilene Beckerman is the author of "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Her new book, "Mother of the Bride: The Dream, The Reality . . . The Search For A Perfect Dress," will be out in this month
Putin's Unformed Policies Promise Measured Change Raymond Garthoff, Raymond Garthoff, retired senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, served as ambassador to Bulgaria. His books include "The Great Transition: American-Soviet Relations and the End of the Cold War"
After Checkered Past, U.N. Takes Up Peacekeeping Duties Adekeye Adebajo and Chris Landsberg, Adekeye Adebajo is a senior associate at the International Peace Academy in New York. Chris Landsberg is a Hamburg fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation
The Power in Forgetting Gregory Rodriguez, Gregory Rodriguez, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a Los Angeles-based fellow at the New America Foundation
Ellen Oppenheim Molly Selvin, Molly Selvin is an editorial writer for The Times
End the Biotech Food Fight DAN GLICKMAN, Dan Glickman is the U.S. secretary of Agriculture
No End Is Near for Mass Cult Violence ROBERT JAY LIFTON, Robert Jay Lifton is the author of "Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, & the New Global Terrorism" (Metropolitan Books, 1999)